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Why one bacterial infection is so deadly in cystic fibrosis patients: Pathogen interferes with cells whose job is to fight infection

The bacterium Burkholderia cenocepacia is harmless in healthy people but causes a severe and persistent lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients and is resistant to nearly all known antibiotics. The bacterium interferes with an important survival process in cells whose job is to fight infection. This phenomenon is even stronger in CF patients, new research shows.
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